Supernumerary teeth in the maxillary anterior region: The dilemma of early versus late surgical intervention

Ofer Sarne, Yehoshua Shapira, Sigalit Blumer, Tamar Finkelstein, Shirley Schonberger, Naomi Bechor, Nir Shpack

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Abstract

Supernumerary teeth are the most common developmental dental anomalies in the maxillary anterior region causing interference to the developing permanent incisors resulting in poor dental and facial esthetics. Two different opinions regarding the timing for surgical removal of the supernumerary teeth are presented. In this case report, three brothers with supernumerary teeth in the maxillary anterior region are presented, their surgical and orthodontic management and outcome are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Children
  • Orthodontics
  • Supernumerary teeth
  • Surgery
  • Timing

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